The Islamic State: What has changed in the relationship between Islam and the world?


On the first day of Eid Al-Fitr 2014, the newly minted Islamic State released a well produced, highly polished and well planned out video detailing its philosophy, its ambition, the means it was using to achieve its ends, and a thorough and detailed connection between the horrifying actions it took, mass slaughter, destruction of ancient sites sacred to millions and the Islamic ideology which demand that these actions be taken.

The video was pulled from Youtube within hours of its publication due to the last third of it, which show mass killing and desecration of the dead and dying. However this killing was not random or ‘gratuitous’ from the point of view of the Islamic State. It was part of a highly methodical overall plan for making the area, and ultimately the world, purely Islamic.

There are some aspects of the video however that cannot be understood for its intended meaning without some expert explanation as many terms and ideas and Koranic references are used which the non-Muslim lay-person will likely not understand, and which are crucial to get the full impact of this video. And it is a video which everyone should both see, and understand if one wishes to understand what Islam really is, and what it has in store for the world should it get the opportunity.

The video below has four experts who all agreed to watch the Islamic State video and describe what it is they felt that the rest of us need to know in order to understand properly what it is they are seeing.

Special thanks to:

Robert Spencer

David Wood

Christian Zeitz

Bill Warner for agreeing to assist with this project.

May I present this video which I hope will serve as a Rosetta Stone for the Islamic State.

Eeyore for VladTepesBlog

The Islamic State video can be viewed here at Pajamas Media or Here at Vlad Tepes. The PJ Media instance is a higher definition version.

At a later date I will include the four complete videos of each participant. as all of them had a great deal of extremely valuable analysis and insight on this video and what it means. Deciding what to keep for the above edit was easy. But deciding what to cut was excruciating.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

45 Replies to “The Islamic State: What has changed in the relationship between Islam and the world?”

  1. Everyone who is a regular on this blog should download all of the videos and save them on DVD, several copies of the DVD to insure their survival.

  2. Hello there…….its me again…….Don Laird…….

    Excellent work Vlad.

    Thank you.

    Regards, Don Laird
    Dogtown Bastard
    Alberta, Canada

  3. This is how islam was started. ISIS is true to form. Only those without any knowledge of islam believe their behaviour is an anomaly.

  4. Terrific video, Eeyore.
    You brought the best together seamlessly. You took the “inaugural” video apart like homicide detectives and presented it like the District Attorney.

    The radio program is a must-listen. Have to listen again and think about my own position on several issues, such as vigilante justice.

    • Tragic.
      She writes as simple fact that people of her class and color frequently know little about their biological fathers. So they’re looking for Papa to control behavior that caused suffering for Mama and the kids.

      That all the men go through the prison system goes without saying. There they find Islam, which they pass on to their families as soon as they return.

      There has to be a better way.

      • There is and was, prior to the war on poverty there was a thriving Black middle class, the vast majority of Black kids grew up in stable families and the schools in the Ghetto routinely turned in higher test scores then the schools in the White areas. After the war on poverty and integration things went down hill.

  5. fantastic work on the jihad video vlad. we are watching a live version of the
    koran playing out. an incredible find. put together masterfully. terrifying.

  6. Bill Warner at 8:07 on the video Tawhid salute

    from wiki :
    Tawhid salute : A raised right-hand index finger is commonly used by Islamist groups such as the Islamic State as a salute to symbolise the concept of tawhid. On another level, it emphasises the complete rejection of shirk and idolatry and the ambition for the singular dominance of Islam.

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